Make your own muesli bars is really easy. I wasn’t really aware of that. It works without baking and you only need a few ingredients. Try them out and let yourself be convinced. This healthy version Hopefully you will be as enthusiastic about the industrially produced bars bursting with sugar as I and my loved ones are.
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Granola bars don’t have to be unhealthy
Store-bought granola bars or granola bars have a big problem. is in them much too much sugar. Above all, the sugar that hides behind confusing names is insidious. These bars are not immediately recognizable as sugar traps. You might be able to unravel them with this post here. Because I have compiled these 116 different names, which are ultimately sugar, there.
Making healthy muesli bars yourself is child’s play
But I don’t want to do without these little bars. you are the perfect snack for in-between. But also as Breakfast on hand they are not to be despised. To the Granola bars healthier and to make it less sweet I created this recipe here. It wasn’t easy. A balanced one Balance for the sweetness to find one as well soft and yetcrisp consistency creating was a challenge. And the bar should also hold together. It took me a few tries, but I was satisfied in the end. The granola bars are delicious and once you know how, it really isn’t difficult.
The ingredients to make your own muesli bars
You don’t need many ingredients to make these granola bars yourself.
The FLock – the whole grain
I use pithy as a basis 4-Grain Flock. Together with the other ingredients, they give the typical soft muesli bar texture. But you can also try gluten-free oatmeal. That should work just as well.
The connecting elements: nut butter, banana and honey
Other ingredients are Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey. These three serve different purposes. For one, they combine all the ingredients and contain healthy fats and protein. On the other hand, they give a natural sweetness and a great nutty taste.
Der Crunch: Nuts, kernels and grains
Without the various nuts and kernels there would be no crunch. They also contain healthy fats and even more healthy protein. I chose cashews, pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, almonds and sesame seeds.
Turmeric is healthy and I really wanted to use it. It softens the sweetness of the honey and gives the bars a great color. If you don’t like it, you can just leave it out.
And that’s how the granola bars stick together
When preparing the bars, it is important to measure the mass tightly squeezed. To do this, place them on baking paper and first shape them into a rectangular shape. Then you turn the sides of the baking paper and press the mass together from all sides (right, left, top and bottom). You do this until the mass really tight is. Then you put them in the refrigerator and leaves them for some hours rest. the rest time should not be shortened. Even if it’s tempting to cut yourself a streak. They’re bound to fall apart if you can’t pull yourself together.
This is the best way to store the finished bars
Preserves the cut bars in one hermetically sealed can on. I recommend separating the individual layers with parchment paper. That way they can’t stick together and they’re easier to remove. IThey will keep in the fridge for up to a week. I like them cold straight from the fridge. If you prefer to eat them a little warmer, let them sit for 20 minutes and enjoy them at room temperature.
Muesli bars are varied
In addition to its simplicity, this recipe is versatile. Even if my combination is really delicious, so can you creative become and other ingredients try out. For example you can Try chocolate flakes, raisins, dried cranberries or cherries, other nuts, or cardamom. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that you Quantities of the original recipe maintained. Otherwise the bars may fall apart.
But now the time has come and here comes my recipe. Don’t forget to share your ideas and variants with us. Write me or leave a comment. I’m looking forward to it and now I’m having fun making my own muesli bars.
Wholegrain flakes, honey, peanut butter, nuts and lots of love are the basis for this delicious snack. Making your own muesli bars is child’s play and you’re sure to succeed with this recipe.
200 g fine, creamy peanut butter
100 g Liquid honey
2 TL Kurkuma
1 tsp salt
1 medium-sized, ripe banana
60 g Mixed nuts, seeds and grains (cashews, pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, almonds and sesame seeds)
250 g pithy 4-grain flakes
In a large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, honey, turmeric, and salt.
Mash the banana finely with a fork. Chop the mixed nuts, seeds and grains and add to the bowl along with the mashed banana.
Add the 4-grain flakes and mix everything together. It’s best to use your hands. If you feel that the mixture isn’t sticky enough, add peanut butter by the spoonful.
Pour the mixture onto baking paper and form into a rectangular shape. Fold the baking paper over and press the mass on all sides until firm. Leave in the fridge for at least 60 minutes. Then cut into bars and store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
TIP 1: For a vegan version, swap the honey for maple syrup.
TIP 2: For a gluten-free version of the muesli bar, use gluten-free oatmeal.
TIP 3: The nuts, kernels and grains are interchangeable. It is important that you keep to the proportions of the original recipe. Otherwise you can also use hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, barberries, freeze-dried strawberries, banana chips or cardamom and other ingredients and spices.